Mayor: "most likely thousands" dead in New Orleans
1:20 P.M. - (AP) Mayor Ray Nagin says at least hundreds of people are dead -- maybe thousands -- in New Orleans. "We know there is a significant number of dead bodies in the water," and others dead in attics, Mayor Ray Nagin said. Asked how many, he said: "Minimum, hundreds. Most likely, thousands."
Read the WDSU-TV dispatch here.
Read updates at WWL's blog here.
At this hour, there are 1254 missing persons posts at nola.com.